In our afternoon reading: inside the work of LittlePuss Press, Maris Kreizman on the year in books, and more.
Morning Bites: Eric LaRocca Interviewed, Casey Plett’s Recommendations, Vladimir Sorokin Fiction, and More
In our morning reading: an interview with Eric LaRocca, book recommendations from Casey Plett, and more.
In our morning reading: a playlist from Casey Plett, nonfiction by Eileen Myles, and more.
Visceral Mythology and Transformational Songs: A Conversation With Jeanne Thornton and Alex DiFrancesco
Alex DiFrancesco’s collection Transmutation abounds with moments of intimate revelation and transforming bodies. Jeanne Thornton’s novel Summer Fun draws inspiration from a legendary rock band and takes it to a wholly unexpected place. Both books are among the best I’ve read this year, and I chatted with both authors over Zoom one summer evening. The conversation covered a wide range of subjects — from pandemic coping mechanisms to the music of Tom Waits — and an edited version follows.